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Malama Aina Recycling Event slated in West Maui

By Staff | Mar 27, 2014

Malama Maui Nui worker Stacy Panlasigui unloads a truck at a Malama Aina Recycling Event at King Kekaulike High School. PHOTO COURTESY OF MALAMA MAUI NUI.

WEST MAUI – Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will hold its monthly Malama Aina Recycling Event on April 4 and 5 to serve West Maui communities.

On Friday, April 4, MMN will receive items at the Honokohau Beach parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then again in the Lahaina Cannery Mall front parking lot area on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents may bring their items to either site only during the designated hours when staff are present.

Acceptable items for the Honokohau collection include scrap metal and household appliances like TVs, computers, electronics and microwaves, as well as large solid waste items like mattresses, sinks, toilets and bath tubs. Other accepted items include cell phones, gaming systems, and household and vehicle batteries. There is a $5 fee for recycling regular-sized or smaller tires.

Items that will be accepted at Lahaina Cannery Mall include scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, lawn mowers, cooking oil, cellular phones, household batteries, vehicle batteries, printer cartridges, electronics, HI-5 recyclables, telephone books, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, used eye glasses, hearing aids, books, DVDs, usable clothing, non HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum recyclables and other household items.

Items NOT accepted at either location include vehicles, propane tanks, green waste, furniture, hazardous materials, paint, motor oil, household trash or food waste. Paper shredding will also not be available.

MMN hosts Malama Aina Recycling Events at different locations across Maui County every month to provide one convenient location for the reuse, recycling and proper disposal of household items. By providing the community with an alternative to the trash can, MMN hopes to alleviate pressure on Maui County landfills and to educate people on the different options available for proper waste management.

On Saturday, residents are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for Feed My Sheep, a unique mobile food distribution program for Maui families and individuals in need.

Malama Aina partners include Hammerhead Metals, Maui Friends of the Library, The Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity-Maui, Aloha Waste Systems Inc., Intrade Corporation, ARC of Maui, Savers, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Pacific Biodiesel, Maui Disposal and the county Department of Environmental Management.

For more information on the types of items accepted at Malama Aina Recycling Events, call 877-2524 or visit www.cwdhawaii.org.